Spherical Magic — The Spectrum of Creativity
Spherical Magic is the fusion of the vision, talent and ability of two accomplished Artist-Engineers into one force of creativity. The combining of resources and assets has proven fruitful in the completion of many large joint projects. A major mural and a major glass sculpture and two huge mobiles were among the first to be realized. With many more to come, the formation of a unified location to foster these efforts was nigh.
A studio was purchased on ten acres at 2,000' elevation on a ridge top overlooking Carmel Valley, California, the mountains of the Ventana Wilderness and the Pacific Ocean. This allowed for the many disciplines and the equipment required to support our effort. We soon outgrew that and moved to larger facilities on San Juan Island off the Washington coast.It currently houses:
- Glass Blowing Studio for Hot Glass (both off-hand and torchwork), Cast Glass & Warm Glass.
- Cold Working Studio with water-cooled glass saws, belt sanders and grinder/polishers.
- Enclosed Abrasive Blasting Cabinet for glass etching and carving.
- Complete Wood Shop suplemented with a multitude of power and hand tools.
- Arc Welder, High Capacity Air Compressor.
- Framing Table for custom mats and frames.
- Network of 10 Windows, Macintosh and UNIX workstations for image processing, 3D Modeling, Animation, Film Editing and Design.
- Two 6' Drafting Tables w/Drafting Machines.
- Custom Hydraulic Scroll Table for murals and large canvas.
- 44" Giclée Printer for on-demand, artist-controlled museum quality printing.
- Color Proofer for offset printing quality control.
- Two Artist-Engineers accompanied by Studio Cats - most of which are Maine Coon and Bengal rescues.
- We need a Bridgeport Milling Machine and a Small Engine Lathe.
We're out of space in the new studio already, so a large rustic barn workshop has been designed. Fully realized in a high fidelity 3D model, it is our ultimate goal; housing the studios, workshops and a gallery on the main level, living quarters on the second level and design studios on the third. To that end, we are offering an Angel Program of free artwork at many various levels of support, so that we can build our shop to continue our work and to conduct classes to teach that which we have learned over the years. Check it out. It's really a great deal.SphericalMagic.com is a unified hub for our creative services:
- Imperial Earth - BJ's Astronomical + Space Art
- BJ's Blog - The Art & Engineering of B.E.Johnson
- Glass Nebula - Joy's Reverse Glass Art
- Joy's Blog - The Art of Joy Alyssa Day
- GlassSculpture.org - Hand Blown Art Glass
- Celestial Winds - The Blown Glass & Carbon Fiber Mobile
- Celestial Gears - The Blown Glass & Carbon Fiber Orrery
- Mountains and Mist - Wilderness Art and Workshops
- 3D - Modeling, Rendering & Animation
Our Client and Collectors List covers all of the products that we have created over the years for many, many wonderful folks. It is a genuine honor for us to have worked with them to bring many glorious creations into reality.
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